Substitute Senate Bill No. 1288

Public Act No. 99-53

An Act Concerning Agent Appointments.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Subsection (c) of section 38a-782 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(c) A producer's authority to act as an agent [cannot be activated until the producer receives a written appointment from each insurer which he will represent] shall be activated on the date the insurer's authorized licensing representative signs a written appointment form if the representative sends such form to the commissioner within three business days of signing and retains proof of mailing satisfactory to the commissioner, unless the commissioner determines the appointment is invalid. An insurer shall be responsible for the actions of the producer

that relate to such appointment. As used in this section, "authorized licensing representative" means an individual whose name is on file at the Insurance Department as being authorized to appoint producers.

Approved May 27, 1999